CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SUNDAY
The Fall 2013 Season will end this upcoming Sunday, November 4. The championship games are all winner-take-all games, even if the losers bracket team wins.
Good luck to everyone on Sunday!
We will use all five fields and will have 4 divisions - A, B, C and the Recreation Division. It is up to you in which division you play. If you have a team in the Recreation Division, none of your players may play on an A, B, or C division team during that season for ANY games - including playoffs. Any teams found in violation of this will be forfeited.
However, with so few A and B division teams each season there is a possibility that we will have several "cross-divisional" games during the season. B teams will play an A division team for at least one of their regular season games. Yes, these games WILL count against both teams record. This will ensure that the A and B division teams will play a different team each week, but allow us to keep 3 distinct divisions. The playoffs will remain the same and will only play within your division.
The "Recreation Division" is for teams that are looking to get started in flag football or feel their teams' competition level would be better suited in a lower division.
We would prefer to allow all teams the option of which division they would like to play in rather than assigning teams to divisions to keep the divisions competitive. We will however, review teams' requested division and will reassign if we feel you are not in the right division.
Playing on More Than One Team
With regard to playing on more than one team, you may play on multiple teams as long as they are in different divisions (with the exception of the Recreation Division - if you play in the Recreation Division, you may not play in any other divsion.) Under no circumstance, can any players play on another team in the same division, not even for one game.
Teams in the B and C divisions can have up to three players from an upper division on their roster. C division can only have up to TWO A Division players on the roster. Recreation Division players may not play in more than one division. Once three players from an upper division are on your roster, you cannot add any more upper division players.
To clarify, for example: if Team X has Player A, Player B, and Player C on their roster and those three players are on rosters in an upper division, NO OTHER PLAYERS FROM A HIGHER DIVISION may play on your team that season. So if Player A, B, or C stops playing with you for any reason or isn't there, you MAY NOT add another upper division player. If you feel like your team has an exception, you must clear it through the league first.
Any teams found violating this rule will result in games forfeited and possible player suspensions. Please make sure your players are legitimate before allowing them to play on your team.
The regular season will be 8 games with a playoff for teams qualifying at the end of the season. The number of teams making the playoffs will be determined after it is known how many teams will be in each division.
Standings will be kept during the regular season on the website.
Please understand that weather may require us to shorten the season. We will make every effort to make up rain-out games, but time is very tight and if necessary, we may be forced to cancel some games altogether.
All players that have filled out a waiver will receive secondary medical insurance for any injury that occurs while playing in a league game. This insurance covers you for 100% of medical costs up to $25,000 for injuries. A $100 deductible may apply. You have two years to claim an injury that occurs in the league.
All injury claims must be cleared by the league, so if you are injured see me for an insurance form and instructions. If the injury is serious, go immediately to the hospital and we can work out the insurance information afterward. You must file your primary insurance first before this insurance kicks in. If you do not have any primary insurance, this will take the place of it and you will be required to fill out additional information.
Roster & Waivers
All team captains must fill out a roster form with all players that will play on your team this season. The roster may be added to through week 4. After week 4, the rosters are closed and cannot be added to without league permission. Teams with illegal players after week 4 are subject to games forfeited and/or player suspensions. All players in the league must all fill out a waiver form prior to playing a game.
Both of these forms can be completed at the concession stand on game day. Players that do no fill out a waiver form may be denied insurance coverage in the event of an injury so please be sure all your players understand that they must fill out a waiver before they play.
If you question whether or not we will be playing games on a particular day due to weather, you can call (865) 300-8763 after 11:00am the day of the games. We will not make any decision on canceling games until that time so please do not call on a Saturday night (or before) for any information about that Sunday's games because we simply will not know. Information about that day and possible make-up times will left on a message at that number.